Skip to comments.Young people prefer, 'No party affiliation'
Posted on 08/13/2012 5:35:09 AM PDT by SmileRight
The Republican and Democratic parties had better watch out. More and more Millennials or Generation Y youth are avoiding party membership. And many of their reasons make sense.
For starters, neither party has catered to youths generational needs. The parties have supported politicians who have sold youth down the river. If you are young, let this sink in: Politicians in this country, mostly liberals, have sold out your future. They have put you in hock. They have borrowed astronomical sums of money to fund their current political programs, and you will have to pay it back.
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I agree, both parties stink.
Our elected officials no longer listen to the people. They listen to the special interests with the big bucks and are only interested in getting re-elected. All politicians disgust me these days.
That’s the main reason why I joined the tea party movement and I vote for whoever I think will do the least amount of damage.
“The fastest growing political party in the United States is the No Party, and the number of independents is mushrooming, mostly at a loss for Ds. Why? The Rs and the Ds have not taken their candidates to the woodshed when they should.”
I got a call from the College Republicans the other day. They played a stock message about how they were going to round up a group of college students to register voters, knock on doors, and DEFEAT BARACK OBAMA.
When the donation pitch came after the message, I said that I didn’t have any confidence in a Republican group that doesn’t plan to oust the liberals in its own ranks.
Rather than sidetrack my statement or even make a mealymouthed defense of the GOP, the girl on the other end simply hung up on me.
This is why the Republicans will continue to lose young voters like me who can see through their lies.
“When they decide to vote”
I have tried to get my Gen Y Son to register to vote, he keeps blowing me off. I have attached the voter registration form to my fridge, with the hope that he will see the light.
Chocolate chip cookies.
But you don’t really know who he will vote for do you?
The ones I meet aren’t stupid but seem to lack the capacity for rational thought and rarely take action on much of anything. And worse, they have the attention span of a nat.
Or maybe they've actually listened when their parents bitched and moaned for years about how the TWO parties really are no such thing.
While I don't agree with the girl hanging up on you--she handled that in the completely wrong way--as conservatives (if I can assume you're one), the Republican Party is the party that most closely aligns with us. It is up to us to change the party from within.
I'm not defending the current Republican establishment. I just don't think it's productive to hand the Presidency back to Obama, and the Congress back to Pelosi and Reid, while we squabble over our differences. Just as Democrats, Republicans too, fall across a broad spectrum when it comes to their stance on issues.
We can talk about how best to resolve our differences privately, while standing united publicly to defeat Obama and his cronies. If you're a young voter, you have the energy to join the Party and change it. Point out our shortcomings, but come with some ideas for fixing them. What better option do you have?
you too, huh? Double sigh!
I do not care if young folks are not choosing to be Republicans. They at least have the good sense not to be openly known as Democrats, either.
But at a deeper level, these young people have been subjected to an excessive amount of indoctrination in public schools and into institutions of higher learning (which is becoming an ever more laughable concept with the passage of time), and not a lot of counter arguments have been made to them.
Some of them may be beyond our reach for several years yet, but reality is going to give them a fetch upside the head in a most educational manner. Everything is starting to cost a LOT more, and there are ever-dwindling opportunities to close the gap between needs and the means to satisfying them.
Or perhaps they just care more about parties, TV and celebrities than the future of their country...
Yes they are. Otherwise they wouldn't participate in the OWS movements and/or mock Tea Party ideas.
But how to do it? The Democratic method of offering free higher education (which sinks the country further into debt), or the traditional (but not necessarily in practice) GOP model of getting government out of the way and allow youth to build their own future and prosper?
No, but here in deep blue Connecticut, I’m seeing normally non-political people opening up about how we need a new president and how they’re putting their plans on hold until we get a new president.
Yes, I’m a conservative, but any general donations I make are given to Tea Party organizations that have no sacred cows to spare. I have no use for groups that want to play politics in the way you described.
I’m the firebrand that political players don’t like. In Tea Party groups, I don’t have to wade through ten levels of bureaucracy and seniority to find a receptive audience. I have the energy to enact change, and this, from what I can see, is the most effective way to make it happen.
Conservatives need to continue forming their own groups outside of the Republican party.
The downside is that they are extremely likely to flock to the coolest, hippest Flavor of the Month (who could turn out to be the American Hitler)
I would like to have a dollar for all the times I’ve been blown off by the republican establishment followed by a request for money. Now, I get a couple of “surveys” a week with requests for money.
I think the biggest fear for conservatives is there are still a majority of “spenders” in congress on the republican side. I would never stay home in an election, and will never vote for a democrap, or third party (which, to me, is as just as bad as staying home). This election is all about getting rid of socialists, progressives, and liberals in the white house, the US house and the senate. Once that is accomplished in November, we can push the republican “spenders” to the minority in the party.